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Career Arsenal Career- 4-3-3 - unbeaten


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So I saw FM was on sale this weekend in the app store and downloaded it for some much needed nostalgia. I haven't played FM since uni days! So I loaded up my favorite team Arsenal and started out with the current 5-2-3 formation and wasn't happy with it. I switched to a 4-3-3 and never looked back.  This formation and tactics has only been tested in the first season so will be interesting to see what happens

Season overview 

  • Won PL title (lowest goals conceded 20) W27 D8 L3
  • Won Europa League 
  • Won FA Cup 
  • Dec to End of season unbeaten (34 games I think, with 22 wins in row)
  • Transfers - January sold Papa CB and bought Gomez from Dortmund 

Formation and Tactics 

  • Upfront - I guess it worked for Arsenal with the pace and finishing  with the front three and also the wonder kids as back up. I played a CF and two IF to support
  • Midfield - it was all about winning the ball back quickly and then controlling the ball or hitting on the break - I played with two AP and a DLP (sometimes changed this to Anchorman depending on opponent) 
  • Defense - CB set as NCB and LB & RB as WB to provide width outside the two IF

Screenshots below of season and player performances (Laca had a great season as CF)




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Doesn't look to score a lot but the results speak for themselves. Solid defence as well. Interesting that you used 2 NCB's because you don't see those used often.

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This tactic won me the treble with Dortmund in it's first season. League, domestic cup and Champions League all won. If you're wondering about the dates it's because this is a third season on my save, having been at Norwich and Wolves the first two seasons using a different tactic. Had to revamp the squad as soon as I got there because several players wanted out including Haaland unfortunately, and they wouldn't sign a new deal which I tried in an effort to get around selling them. Not sure how Balerdi made the team of the year as he wasn't first choice in my back line.


Usual lineup


Final table





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